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The Strypes Chinnerys, Southend. 11/05/15

A trip out on the X30 bus to Southend saw 5 of us braving the mean streets of Southend. It’s been quite a long time since I have actually been to Southend sea front but not a lot has actually changed. It’s a typical rundown seaside town, as you walk down the high street to the pier you see Peter Pans Playground which makes you feel like the Warriors returning to Coney Island. I woke up after this daydream and returned to empty pubs with blokes a little bit older than me with Teddy Boy haircuts and rock and roll on the juke boxes.

Chinnerys is nestled amongst these pubs and the amusement arcades and boasts a very famous roster of bands who have played there, Stiff Little Fingers, Artic Monkeys, Adam Ant, the Charlatans and Baby Shambles to name just a few. The venue is like most of these sort of places, a pub at the front with the hall at the back. I do like it here it is proper rock and roll and has the stickiest carpet of any rock club that I have been to. Anyway we got into to see the last few numbers of the support band, The Raglans, a Dublin band who play fast poppy punk with a gaelic tinge, remind me a bit of Big Country. One song seemed to have the whole band playing drums. I liked them a lot and will try to get to see them properly.

The Strypes came on and from start to finish you got loud, fast, maximum RnB. They seemed to have hardened their sound since the last time I saw them. They remind me of what Dr Feelgood would have been if they had been influenced by punk rock, a lot more aggressive. As usual Dirty Old Town rang out before they hit the stage, where they went into “What a shame” and “Hometown girls” they played a non-stop set which also included “Blue Collar Jane” Mystery man” and a host of other songs. As most bands seem to do now they finish with covers, so we were treated to “Kick out the jams” and “You can’t judge a book by the cover.” Best song of the night was a high adrenaline version of Joe Jackson’s “I’m the man” possibly one of my favourite albums.

A great night out, the gig was sold out and everyone there went home deaf and smiling.

Duncan, May 2015.

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